Actors: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth
Director: Howard Hawks
Disc Info: NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Criterion Collection
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Run Time: 121 minutes
Only Angels Have Wings is sandwiched between two other collaborations with Cary Grant in the filmography of Howard Hawks, showcasing his range as a director along with the star’s versatility. 1938’s Bringing Up Baby and 1940’s His Girl Friday gave audiences two different personas for Grant, one meek and bookish with the other cocky and masculine, but both utilized his comedic abilities within the screwball sub-genre. While 1939’s Only Angels Have Wings also made use of the witty repartee and masculinity, it gave audiences a chance to see Grant in a dramatic role and allowed Hawks to capture the excitement of aerial action sequences.